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Loyola University New Orleans student wins Regional Collegiate Entrepreneur Award

Loyola press release - April 26, 2001

(New Orleans)—Loyola University student, Percy Marchand, has been named the top collegiate businessman for the Louisiana, Texas and Arkansas region of the North American Collegiate Entrepreneur Awards. Marchand will compete for the national prize in Chicago in the fall.

Marchand is a New Orleans native and graduate of St. Augustine High School. He is a business management sophomore at Loyola and one of the youngest licensed business operators in the country. His company, Marchand Printing, has customers around the New Orleans area including Loyola, St. Augustine and government and non-profit organizations and businesses.

As the regional winner, Marchand will receive a $2,000 stipend from the Saint Louis University Entrepreneur Center. These awards recognize exceptional entrepreneurial skill and creativity among undergraduate students enrolled in college, universities and other post-secondary institutions. Any undergraduate student who has completed 12 credit hours during the previous year and has continued on their business activity simultaneously is eligible. These awards began in 1988 at St. Louis University.

Based on the heritage of Catholic Jesuit higher education in Louisiana since 1849, Loyola University New Orleans was chartered in 1912. Today, the university serves approximately 5,550 undergraduate and graduate students. The university is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.